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  • Plants That Can Kill

    101 Toxic Species to Make You Think Twice

    by Stacy Tornio ...
    Following the success of Plants You Can’t Kill, Tornio now takes a look at those plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful. This book will offer up information to gardening enthusiasts of all levels about common plants that are toxic, poisonous, and even deadly. While the level of toxicity varies from each plant, all are considered deadly in one way or another to wild animals, family ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener

    Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden

    by Allison Greer ...
    Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, here—in full-color—are the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how to cultivate a healthy garden.Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know:Beets will ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Composting for the Absolute Beginner

    How to Improve Your Soil for Better Organic Gardening

    by Dede Cummings ...
    In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden. With full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this will be an essential addition to every gardener’s library.Great compost is one of the most important secrets of successful organic gardening. Topics covered here include:What ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Medicinal Gardening Handbook

    A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs

    Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. Now you can plan and grow your own garden first aid kit.In these pages, you’ll learn the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • How To Grow Your Own Vegetables (Short-e Guide)

    series Short-e Guides
    The benefits of vegetable gardening include knowing where your vegetables from, being in control of what - if any - chemicals come into contact with them, and unbeatable flavour!  You will never want to eat a supermarket carrot again. There is also something very special about planting seeds in the ground, watching them grow to maturity, and then harvesting them for your own food. This book will ... Read more

    $1.74 AUD

  • Marijuana Grower's Handbook

    Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation

    by Ed Rosenthal ...
    Ed Rosenthal's legacy handbook contains the foundational knowledge, tools, and methods to enable you to grow great marijuana—inside and out.All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Use efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Photographs throughout clarify ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees: Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Bonsai

    by Martha Stone ...
    series Gardening
    Whether you are a horticulturist wanting to expand your gardening portfolio or a pure hobbyist who have fallen in love with the mystery of the miniature trees, Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees will be a valuable read.Tackling expert tips on creating a beautiful bonsai, the book provides essential information that novice and even seasoned gardeners would find useful.Growing bonsai ... Read more

    $4.31 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Complete Book of Herbs in Australia

    The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking

    by Jekka McVicar ...
    The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking herbs in Australia.Jekka McVicar is passionate about herbs and this passion permeates her authoritative and immensely practical book.Here she covers over 150 herbs – from the most common such as mint and basil to the more exotic, such as turmeric and lemon grass. For each herb she outlines various species, its history, cultivation, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Heirloom Seeds: An Introduction to Organic Heirloom Seeds, Growing Them, and Their Benefits

    by Karen Elliot ...
    Get your copy of the best guide to heirloom seeds from Karen Elliot!You should be planting heirloom! Why you may ask? Well it is because of the many reasons you will learn inside this book. By planting heirloom you are truly self sufficient. One heirloom seed has 100s of years of history behind it. A true heirloom seed has fed 1000s of people throughout the years and will continue to feed ... Read more


  • How to Grow Marijuana : Indoors - A Step-by-Step Beginners Guide to Growing Top-Quality Weed Indoors

    by Tom Whistler ...
    Always wanted to grow Marijuana on your own but you can’t wrap your finger around the task?This book will be everything you need to turn yourself into a certified green-thumb with the fuzzy plant. Here, you will walk through each stage of Cannabis growing like a pro and end up with the best product you’ve ever raised. Here, you will:Go through each step of the life cycle of Cannabis.Learn about ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Suburban Micro-Farm

    by Amy Stross ...
    Winner of the GOLD Nonfiction Book Award!Reduce your lawn and your grocery budget. Take gardening to the next level!Would you like to grow healthy food for your table? Do you want to learn the secrets of farming even though you live in a neighborhood? Author Amy Stross talks straight about why the suburbs might be the ideal place for a small farm.In these pages you'll learn:How to make your ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Don't Throw in the Trowel

    Easy-Growing Gardening, #1

    Book 1 - Easy-Growing Gardening
    At last, help for home food gardeners. The simple, month-by-month layout of Don't Throw in the Trowel will help gardeners grow a bounty of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Grow luscious tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, melons, and more, and enjoy all the fresh produce (and give the surplus to family and friends) that your garden grows using these easy tips. Don't Throw in the Trowel: A Month-by-Month ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Straw Bale Gardens: Best Straw Bale Gardening For Vegetable Gardening

    by Diane Joel ...
    Want to build the perfect DIY garden?Diane Joel has created the ultimate straw bale gardening guide for those who are ready to take the next step in their gardening journey. This provides a range of gardening tips for those who want to succeed.A straw bale garden is easy to put together when you have a gardening handbook such as this in your hands at all times.Enjoy this straw bale gardening guide ... Read more

    $3.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Guide to Straw Bale Gardening

    by Annika Walker ...
    Growing your own food at home is not only a great way to commune with nature, but it can also save you a great deal of money on your grocery bills. Unfortunately, many gardening methods require special containers, tools, and equipment which can be quite costly. Straw bale gardening, on the other hand, is very affordable and easy to do! In this book you will receive the following: An introduction ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Homesteading The Easy Way Including Prepping And Self Sufficency: 3 Books In 1 Boxed Set

    3 Books In 1 Boxed Set

    There is a growing community of people who are turning to homesteading. The allure of homesteading can be obvious: it allows you to stay home more, be more self-sufficient, and slow down to enjoy "the simple life." Some of the benefits may be more subtle. For example, you have a better diet and spend less money. Study homesteading in detail. Begin by reading the books in this boxed collection. ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Ever Curious Gardener

    Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden

    by Lee Reich ...
    An irreverent romp through the natural science of gardening, with eye-opening insight and practical guidance for getting the most out of your plants.Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them? Join acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Growing Japanese Maple Trees For Profit

    Learn How To Grow And Sell Japanese Maple Trees For Fun And Profit!

    Japanese maple trees are nearly perfect trees. They are easy to care for, have an elegant structure, sturdy proportions and striking leaves. Japanese maples have a year-round appeal: their colors radiate best in autumn, in winter, their bare branches form beautiful weeping outlines, their vibrant colors celebrate new life in spring, and in summer their leaves are in full colors of green, deep ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Gardening Without Chemicals

    Grow Untreated Natural Vegetables And Fresh Garden Produce All Year Round In Your Own Organic Garden Using These Homemade Recipes For Organic Fertilizer And Natural Pesticides

    For some people, gardening is a passion.  The thrill of seeing your first red, ripe tomato or watching your first stalk of corn reach from the ground can be an amazing experience for many people. For still others, it’s a way to feed their families with healthy food. Many people choose to garden so they can have control over what type of food they eat without fear of chemicals or preservatives.  ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Hydroponics

    A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

    by Holly Tyler ...
    Hydroponics is a highly efficient method for growing plants and it is one that you can enjoy at home. A hydroponic garden is a little more complicated than a traditional garden and it takes time to set up, but once you get it going it is fairly easy to maintain. In this book you will receive an introduction to and explanation of hydroponics so you can try it for yourself. In this book you will ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments

    Using Locally Sourced Materials to Make Mineral and Biological Extracts and Ferments

    by Nigel Palmer ...
    Revitalize your garden—and go beyond compost—by making your own biologically diverse inoculants and mineral-rich amendments using leaf mold, weeds, eggshells, bones, and other materials available for little or no cost!In The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments, experimental gardener and author Nigel Palmer provides practical, detailed instructions that are accessible to every grower ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • RHS How To Garden When You're New To Gardening

    The Basics For Absolute Beginners

    If the desire to start a garden has been planted in your heart, then this essential guide is a wonderful companion to accompany you on your new adventure!If you're not sure of the first steps to take, this handbook takes the anxiety out of plotting and planting and equips you with all the know-how and confidence you need to get digging into your garden.Creating a garden that you can enjoy and keep ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Guide to Native Orchids of Victoria

    This comprehensive guide describes the 447 species of wild orchids that occur in Victoria, Australia. This region is one of the richest in the world for its diversity of temperate terrestrial orchids. Orchid diversity in Victoria spans some of the smallest to some of the largest orchids in Australia, from the minute Mallacoota Midge Orchid, with flowers just 2 mm across, to the large King Orchid, ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD

  • Japanese Zen Gardens

    by Russ Chard ...
    If you have ever wondered 'What is a Zen garden?' then this 50 page new publication for 2013 will tell you. Zen gardens are beautiful Japanese gardens steeped in history, religious meaning and a visual simplicity. There are many styles and many ingredients, Stones, Rocks, Moss, Sand, Gravel, Plants and Shrubs,Lanterns and Ornaments. Japanese Zen gardens is a book that introduces the reader to the ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Humane Gardener

    Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

    by Nancy Lawson ...
    In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.Detailed ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD